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MThornback
12 Apr 2006, 04:33
In the same sense that you can search for new posts since your last visit, would making newly updated hacks go to the top of a similar page not be a good idea for people?

I know I look through my installed hacks for the updated indicators, but after page 2 it starts to get tedious....

Might be an idea for a free second? :banana:

:)

Paul M
12 Apr 2006, 04:43
It would be better if the word "Installed" was not in the highlight colour, only the "Updated".

MThornback
13 Apr 2006, 20:42
Or make installed Red and Updated Green....your right. I just figured that at this point editing the page they set aside for viewing installed hacks would make it easier.

Paul M
21 Apr 2006, 12:21
I see 'Installed' has changed colour today - thanks. :)

Xenon
21 Apr 2006, 13:31
nope, yesterday ;)

Paul M
21 Apr 2006, 14:11
Today as far as I'm concerned, they were red when I last looked yesterday. :p

Xenon
21 Apr 2006, 17:17
i just waited for you going offline to apply the change :p

jilly
21 Apr 2006, 19:10
Could there be a way that when a hack you have installed is updated, that you would get a pm or an email? Something like :

Hack X that you have installed was updated on 01-01-2007

(This would be when the actual hack itself, i.e. zip file or whatever, had been updated, not just that someone else had posted on the thread for the hack..)

Or is there already a way to do this that I dont know about?

criscokid
21 Apr 2006, 19:34
How about when a hack is updated it automatically makes a post in it's discussion thread to say it's been updated. It would be very useful for working out a timeline when reading all the posts - particularly useful for when you're new to a hack and it's discussion thread.

derekivey
21 Apr 2006, 20:14
Could there be a way that when a hack you have installed is updated, that you would get a pm or an email? Something like :

Hack X that you have installed was updated on 01-01-2007

(This would be when the actual hack itself, i.e. zip file or whatever, had been updated, not just that someone else had posted on the thread for the hack..)

Or is there already a way to do this that I dont know about?
That already exists but the hack author has to manually send a message using this feature.

Derek

Freesteyelz
21 Apr 2006, 23:24
An automatic system notifying users who've clicked "Install", whether a text and/or file edit or upgrade, would be sweet.

Paul M
22 Apr 2006, 02:19
An automatic e-mail is a very bad idea IMO, esp for text edits - I often have to tidy up or edit the post on some hacks. Also, not all file uploads require an update to be sent out. Imagine e-mailing 2000 people because of a typo in the instructions !! - The process should be manual.

Omega Prime
22 Apr 2006, 05:03
Ideally, I'd like to see something like a mouseover text box showing the date/time of when a hack was updated so I don't need to open a thread just to see that it was last updated in 2005. Also, I dunno if the option exists (since I've yet to release anything), but is there a way to disable the "edit" function so that when an author updates a hack due to a typo or something minor, it doesn't show that the hack itself was updated unless the other specifies that it is. ;)

Freesteyelz
22 Apr 2006, 07:52
I see your point Paul M. I still think a notification system would be beneficial. If plausable, we could explore Omega Prime's suggestion.

Paul M
22 Apr 2006, 12:00
Ideally, I'd like to see something like a mouseover text box showing the date/time of when a hack was updated so I don't need to open a thread just to see that it was last updated in 2005. Also, I dunno if the option exists (since I've yet to release anything), but is there a way to disable the "edit" function so that when an author updates a hack due to a typo or something minor, it doesn't show that the hack itself was updated unless the other specifies that it is. ;)A hack only shows as updated if a new file has been uploaded since you clicked install. Editing the post does not change it's status. :)

steven s
22 Apr 2006, 13:07
This may be far fetched but I'd like to see a list of hacks/mods I have installed in my user cp with version number and whether I need an update.

Xenon
22 Apr 2006, 13:10
maybe in the future, there may be more details on your userpages, but right now it will stay the way it is, and paul mentioned the best reasons :shocking: ^^

Paul M
22 Apr 2006, 15:26
Oi :p

:)

Code Monkey
22 Apr 2006, 15:31
This may be far fetched but I'd like to see a list of hacks/mods I have installed in my user cp with version number and whether I need an update.

Just click the "Show Installed Hacks" link in the Quick Links drop down menu.

steven s
22 Apr 2006, 20:41
Just click the "Show Installed Hacks" link in the Quick Links drop down menu.
That's was quick.:banana:
Seriously, I never knew that was there. Thanks!
I guess it wasn't as far fetched as I thought.

jj
23 Apr 2006, 00:32
I would suggest a "Update Button". Don't like to press Uninstall/Install each time a hack is updated :)

Xenon
23 Apr 2006, 16:44
just download the updated file, and the hack isn'T marked as updated anylonger...

Paul M
23 Apr 2006, 17:37
You don't even need to download it, just click on the link and then cancel the download.

jilly
24 Apr 2006, 02:06
A hack only shows as updated if a new file has been uploaded since you clicked install. Editing the post does not change it's status. :)

What about when people reply to the thread? The problem I have is that people respond to the thread, so it shows up as 'updated', but it's not really the hack, just the thread.. Minor problem, really - if I have to, I go look at the hack and that shows the file date of the hack.. But automation makes me lazier and lazier :)

Paul M
24 Apr 2006, 08:13
What about when people reply to the thread? The problem I have is that people respond to the thread, so it shows up as 'updated', but it's not really the hack, just the thread.. Minor problem, really - if I have to, I go look at the hack and that shows the file date of the hack.. But automation makes me lazier and lazier :)I think you are confused - by updated we mean the prefix to the thread title which shows either "Installed" or "Updated" - posting to a thread has no effect on them. You seem to be referring to threads being marked as having unread posts.